Indulge in a Coastal Kaleidoscope

Immerse yourself in an enchanting collage of coastal life and history. Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer both solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal.


You're invited to review and comment on Fire Island's Draft General Management Plan

You're Invited

Review and comment on Fire Island National Seashore's Draft General Management Plan online or participate in a public meeting.

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Celebrate Fire Island's 50th Anniversary

Fire Island Turns 50

You're invited to celebrate Fire Island National Seashore's 50th anniversary, to help honor the past and inspire the future.

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Sleep beneath the stars and by the sea on Fire Island.

Camp on Fire Island

Where can you camp? Choose from a family campground or backcountry "wilderness" camping at Watch Hill on Fire Island.

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Watch Hill Visitor Center

What's Open?

Planning your trip to Fire Island? Check out opening dates and operating hours.

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Join the Conversation

Follow park news and nature notes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Fire Island Inspires Artist


The Fire Island National Seashore Artist-in-Residence Program honors the longstanding tradition of art in the national parks and on Fire Island.

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Ranger points to tree during Educators Workshop

Plan Your Field Trip to Fire Island!

Outstanding resources to teach science, math and history in an inspirational setting at an affordable cost. Find out about free Educators' Workshops.

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Vehicles access Fire Island communities via Burma Road.

Driving on Fire Island

Learn more about oversand vehicle operation and see the driving restrictions now in effect.

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